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Even in heaven, we won’t ever know everything there is to know. We might as well get used to the idea during this life.
Sometimes I think life would be so much better if I knew everything. Having an explanation is good, but at some point, too much knowledge only complicates matters. If you don’t need to know something to live a happy, productive life, then it’s probably not necessary.
Seeking out wisdom doesn’t result in you having all the answers. You can be wise and not have all the answers. There’s always more to learn. In fact, it is the fool who thinks no further knowledge or learning is needed (see Proverbs 10:14 and 12:15).
To the one who has everything, what motive is there to act?
To the one who feels completely well, what motive is there to seek a doctor?
To the one who knows everything, what motive is there to seek wisdom?
You can seek knowledge forever and never know it all. But you can know love in one instant and it can last a lifetime (see 1 Corinthians 13:1-13). Click To Tweet
It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.Proverbs 25:2 ESV, NLT, CEV, GNT
It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them.
God is praised for being mysterious; rulers are praised for explaining mysteries.
We honor God for what he conceals; we honor kings for what they explain.
A balance is needed between pursuing knowledge and trusting God. You can enjoy pursuing God and all His mysteries. But don’t let yourself become miserable in the present moment because you don’t understand all that God is doing.
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.Jeremiah 29:13 ESV
Finding God doesn’t mean you will find all the answers. Find God means finding His loving arms so that you can experience the warmth of His love. When you are secure in love, a lot of other details don’t matter any more. When you can trust God to guide you, you don’t have to worry about the condition and direction of the road.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,Proverbs 3:5-6
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
What is the condition of your road? Maybe the road is scary, but that doesn’t mean you have to be scared. Ask God for a touch of His love. Ask God for wisdom. Then trust God with whatever road is before you.
Matt Pavlik is a licensed professional clinical counselor who wants to see each individual restored to their true identity. He has more than 20 years of experience counseling individuals and couples at his Christian counseling practice, New Reflections Counseling. Matt and Georgette have been married since 1999 and live with their four children in Centerville, Ohio.